The DLC for Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Teal Mask was a welcome addition to the basic games because it included a more relaxed atmosphere, a compelling narrative, and a number of new and familiar creatures for players to capture and train. The Pokemon VGC scene has been continuing strong since Gen 9 games launched because of the unlimited possibilities of Terastallization and the many new pocket monsters that came with Paldea, from the very strong Paradox Pokemon to gimmicky creatures like Dondozo and Tatsugiri. Over a hundred creatures, including eight new ones and eight returning Pokemon from previous generations, were added to the mix in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s The Teal Mask, but the five greatest of the DLC may come as a surprise.
The Teal Mask’s release in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet generated a lot of excitement because it allowed players to explore a new region than the one included in the base games for the first time since Gen 2. This is because Kitakami is based on its namesake locale in Japan. Furthermore, it was made known ahead of time that the DLC would contain four new Legendary Pokemon in addition to extra-regional knockoffs and an Applin evolution. Bloodmoon Ursaluna, which players first saw in The Teal Mask, immediately became a fan favorite and was seen as being equally potent to Hisuian Ursaluna; yet, it is not among the finest Pokemon in the DLC.
Ogerpon, the star of the main narrative in The Teal Mask, is also by far the strongest pocket monster in the DLC because of its four masks, each of which modifies its Ability, the damage type of its signature attack, and gives it other boosts. Both Ogerpon Fire and Ogerpon Water are incredible powerhouses that attack hard and quickly, both with excellent type combinations. Ogerpon Fire (when wearing the Hearthflame Mask) and Ogerpon Water (when wearing the Wellspring Mask). Pokemon Scarlet and Violet’s Ogerpon may rank among the finest in its generation in terms of competition.
With access to abilities like Trick Room, Rage Powder, Scald, Strength Sap, and Matcha Gotcha, The Teal Mask’s Sinistcha is undoubtedly one of the greatest support Pokemon in the current format, despite what it may appear to be on paper. With Imprison and Rage Powder, it can even eliminate rival Amoonguss, and with the right ally, it can dominate 2v2 confrontations. When used, Matcha Gotcha releases Sinistcha from its frozen state, damages both opposing Pokemon, can burn them, and heals the user.
Thanks to Eviolite, Clefairy is in the rare position of largely outperforming its own evolution. With moves like Follow Me, Helping Hand, and Heal Pulse, it can be deadly support. Additionally, it can minimize incoming damage for teammates thanks to its Hidden Ability, Friend Guard. In Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Clefairy can be useful in Trick Room teams despite having a low basic Speed.
Empoleon, one of the Gen 4 starters, has frequently had trouble making himself feel like a valuable addition to teams. Empoleon acquired a new Competitive Hidden Ability with The Teal Mask. Given that the user is probably already a Special Attacker and that its stats are lowered, Competitive obtains two stages of improved Special Attack, making it a strong counter for Intimidate in Pokemon games. Another powerful type combination is Water/Steel, and Empoleon is now in a position to block Flutter Mane.
In The Teal Mask, Kommo-o is another intriguing returning Pokemon. It has access to a number of extremely potent sound-based attacks like Boomburst, Clangorous Soul, and Clanging Scales, all of which can activate Throat Spray and give it a useful boost to Special Attack. The Pokemon can continuously buff itself, and with its Hidden Ability Overcoat, it is also immune to moves that resemble spores. Additionally, Kommo-o can Terastallize into a Steel-type and utilize Flash Cannon as an additional attack because it is 4x weak to Fairy.